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Jim Davis - Horizons of Light

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Jim Davis started making films in 1946 and continued until his death (completing 113 films) to photograph his curved plastic sculpture, mobile-like structures that would hang in space, rotate and reflect/refract light into shifting pools and points of color. Abstract and mysterious to many spectators, these waves and streams of light were for Davis images of -the causative force of nature. He also made studies of architecture and of landscape, as well filmed his paintings and drawings, but using movement and energy as a starting point.
"This a kind of music made to be looked at - or a kind of abstract dance. There is a conscious attempt to invent forms which suggest - in wholly nonscientific terms - the new and unfamiliar world which modern science is revealing." - Jim Davis

Horizons of Light

DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION 1961, 16mm, 9:50 mins
LIGHT REFLECTIONS 1952 16mm, 6:50 mins, silent
LANDSCAPE 1950, 16mm, 7 mins, silent
FATHOMLESS 1964, 16mm, 11 mins, silent
PENNSYLVANIA/CHICAGO/ILLINOIS 1957-59, 16mm, 7 mins, silent
SEA RHYTHMS 1971, 16mm, 9:50 mins, silent

James Robert Davis is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the comic strips Garfield and U.S. Acres. Published since 1978, Garfield is one of the world's most widely syndicated comic strips. Davis's other comics work includes Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat and Mr. Potato Head

"Jim's films are a meditation on imagination of light." - Stan Brakhage

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